Valentine Advice

What’s at the heart of love’s favorite day

The hallmark of this holiday
is not a card with which you say
some mushy sort of sentiment
that seems contrived or canned.

It’s sharing memories of the past
while eating slow or walking fast.
It’s silencing your selfish wants
to hear the other’s heart.

It’s taking time and finding ways
to be a friend and offer praise.
It’s holding hands or folding them
to thank the Lord for love.